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Holley, Medina get state grants for water system upgrades

By Tom Rivers, Editor Posted 11 October 2017 at 11:22 am

Photo by Tom Rivers: The top of the Holley water tank on Route 237 is shown in this photo from Sept. 2.

Governor Andrew Cuomo has $22 million in state grants for water system upgrades in the Finger Lakes region, including projects in Medina and Holley.

The Village of Holley is planning a $2,090,000 project. The state will pay for $1,254,000 of the upgrade with a grant.

The Village of Medina will receive a $282,000 state grant for a $1,128,000 water project.

The grants are part of a $255 million statewide that are funded through the Water Infrastructure Improvement Act, as well as the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program.

“This unprecedented investment continues New York’s commitment to helping municipalities develop necessary infrastructure to protect our water resources,” Cuomo said today. “These investments are crucial to supporting the health and safety of our communities, and help lay the foundation for future growth and prosperity in every corner of this great state.”

Under the landmark $2.5 billion Clean Water Infrastructure Act of 2017, announced by Governor Cuomo in April, these grants are part of $255 million in funding available for municipalities statewide to support critical water quality infrastructure projects. The Act also made $30 million available for the new Intermunicipal Water Infrastructure Grants Program, which provides grant funds for two or more municipalities sharing water quality infrastructure.

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